30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Linz, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Durnstein, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and make a trip to Eiffel Tower.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Burg Square, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally pause for some photo ops at Oude Griffie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then make a trip to The Markt, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bruges travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in Bruges are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, breweries & distilleries, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

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You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Get out of town with these interesting Cologne side-trips: Eltz Castle (in Wierschem) and Aachener Rathaus (in Aachen). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cologne trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Cologne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Linz.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aachener Rathaus, Phantasialand, Eltz Castle
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Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

2
nights
Linz, Austria

Linz
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mariendom, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then appreciate the history behind Dreifaltigkeitssaule, then don't miss a visit to Hauptplatz, and finally don't miss a visit to Pöstlingbergbahn.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Linz online trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Cologne to Linz with the Route module. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Durnstein.

Things to do in Linz

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Ars Electronica Center
Ars Electronica Center
Room Escape Games
Pöstlingbergbahn ©
Pöstlingbergbahn

2
nights
Durnstein, Austria

Durnstein
Dürnstein is a small town on the Danube river in the Krems-Land district, in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Domane Wachau and then don't miss a visit to Stift Durnstein.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Durnstein trip planner .

You can drive from Linz to Durnstein in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Durnstein sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Durnstein

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Wachau Valley, Melk Abbey, Benediktinerstift Göttweig
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Burgruine Duernstein
Burgruine Duernstein
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Prater. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, and make a trip to Stephansplatz.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary app .

Getting from Durnstein to Vienna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Durnstein in July, Vienna is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the views from Stary most and then step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, and then ponder the design of Fountain of peace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bratislava visit app .

Getting from Vienna to Bratislava by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Bratislava sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Budapest day trip planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

5
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Prague Zoo, and take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Prague online journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Prague, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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